Latest posts by Fairygirl

Other Perenials that will split like Astrantia

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 17:32

I've split lots of things during summer. Heucheras, geraniums, hostas, anemones, aquilegias and many more.  Not a problem getting them established here as we have plenty of rain, which is far better than trying to 'hand' water too. 

In fact - buying perennials at this time of year is always good value as they're generally bursting out of pots and needing split. 

Plant eaten

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 17:24

Slugs and snails will eat plants to the ground, but I was assuming it was a fair size of plant. They tend to go for smaller, younger specimens, but are capable of eating a vast amount at one go. 

A new snake in the UK!!!

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 17:23

Lovely jubbly 

Plant eaten

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 17:18

Are you rural? Could be rabbits/deer etc. 

Birds are another possibility, but very few things eat the entire plant at one go.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 08:05

Morning all/afties Pat if you're there. 

Bright here too Joyce, but some dark clouds looming. It's been quite damp overnight so my dry mortar mix will be nicely set by now, I think.

Doors - one of the greatest inventions!  Can't abide them not being closed when folk come in and out. Does anyone else hate that?  You had to open the d*mn thing to come in, so why can't you shut it behind you?  

Is doc away already? Not seen him recently.

All the tomato talk is making me slightly regret not gorwing nay this year. No growhouse though.

Could have done with a bit more sleep too chicky. Slept very badly on Saturday night too.

Work beckons though. Have a good day everyone. 

Lawn Weeds

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 07:59

Borderline's right. You need to address the conditions in your lawn that are encouraging prunella if you want grass instead. The soil needs to be free draining, and grass needs light in order to thrive. If you can't give it those, grass will always be a bit of a struggle to keep nice. 

If you don't want to dig out the prunella, I'd try something like Resolva to get rid of it. I rarely use weedkiller anywhere, but for difficult, peristent weeds in awkward places, I've found it's the only one that works, and it works quickly.  You'll then need to sort out the soil and drainage, before sowing seed or laying turf. Leave it for a good few weeks though as weedkiller will affect germination of seed. Prepping the ground properly is the key to getting a good lawn.

Identify plants in my garden

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 20:27

Liatris is the last one, as Alan said  

It looks a bit lost in there with all the other planting though. Might be worth moving it to a spot wher it has more room.

Identify plants in my garden

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 19:21

The pinky one second last is a Japanese Anemone.

Hard to ID the white lily - there are lots of those too! 

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 19:02

Really beautiful photos - from everyone   

I love the formal ponds in BL's  pix.

Hope you get a good day for photos when you go too chicky 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 17:47

Evening all. Back a little while ago, and got away with not getting rained on - hurrah! Made up for it on the road home though  

The dullest hill in the universe, but good to get out, and timed to perfection  with Johnnie Walker on the radio going home - complete with Alice Cooper as a guest. The red squirrel with a white end to his tail in the little woodland on the way back made up for the walk too . Didn't get a photo unfortunately. Managed to avoid running one over on the way up there  - he was crossing the road and I was worried he'd turn round and go under the wheels - but he crossed safely  

Hosta - Pergola looks lovely. Congrats on 'both fronts' too. Especially the 'no bevvy'. Good lad  

I'm not surprised at the price of farm animals, and when you think about it, a good ram, or bull is worth every penny for breeding purposes. So many of them are worth very little, and they all cost the same to keep.  Gorgeous little things though aren't they? 

Loved your rasta haired sheep  too Dove. I'm very fond of a sheep - couldn't eat a whole one.... Genuinely...I loathe lamb  

Hope you had the chance to sit down and relax for a while BL! You too Yvie 

Better get a shower and make something to eat. 

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